The fire struck on early Sunday morning in a three-story building occupied by seasonal tourists including foreigners, local media report. The cause of the incident is so far unknown. Some 70 firefighters are reported to be at the scene with the risk of further propagation having been eliminated.
Videos posted online show flames and plumes of smoke coming from the upper stories of the accommodation building in the heart of France’s iconic Courchevel 1850 ski station.
The footage also shows a person jumping down out of the window as firefighters climb up the ladder to reach the scene. A witness comments that one of the people stuck in the building was saved by firemen while a woman cried for help on the third floor.
Two people are dead and 22 injured, with four in serious condition, officials confirmed to the local media.Also on rt.com Huge gas explosions rocks university in Lyon, France (VIDEOS)
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